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THE YOUNG ZAMBIAN LAWYER

Musangu Mwila Fundulu The Young Zambian Lawyer

Unlike most law students I Musangu Mwila Fundulu never ever dreamt of studying law. It seldom crossed my mind as I was young and undecided the decision was made on my behalf.

I turned 18 years old on the first day of class though it was more on the introductory side. I was highly overwhelmed by our course outlines and the amount of information we students were expected to assimilate.Continue reading

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STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART; AN OPEN LETTER TO MEN

 

Put it ALL together, write a position paper on “Women: We are as much flesh and blood as you are” as an open letter to men

AN OPEN LETTER TO “MEN”

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By Anifowoshe Titilope Legal Eagle **

 

WOMEN: we are as much flesh and blood as you are

 “I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.– Andre LordeContinue reading

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SEXISM IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION; THE CHALLENGES OF FEMALE LAWYERS IN THE SOCIAL FIELD

Today one of the most ardent followers of my blog takes the floor to speak on the topic of sexism in the legal profession especially in the field of social work . So it’s Dorcas on the beat! Kindly encourage her with your comments and reactions!

Sexism in the Legal Profession Photo Credits ms-jd.org

Sexism in the Legal Profession Photo Credits ms-jd.org

“Women generally face lack of equal opportunity not even in the aspect of education but for the fact that a woman is not “deemed serious” even when what she has to bring to the table can cause a much desired change and result. There is a definition that comes with the image of the woman and it means weak, incapable and sometimes unworthy’ the woman symbol has been so derogated to sleep side by side with disdain, contempt, disregard, worthless, and derisive statements”. Wari Wuniya WelyeContinue reading

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WHEN LAW MEETS ART

 Today An Artist and Corporate Law Practitioner takes us on a journey through the world of her first love Art and her profession Law. Journey through her world and start your week with Arts Appreciation! Please drop a word of encouragement for Sandra as she takes the floor.

When Law Meets Art Credits Sandra Udosen

When Law Meets Art Credits Sandra Udosen

I have loved drawing for as long as I can remember. I grew up being a scribbler. I drew on the walls of our house (got spanked several times), I drew behind all my note books and those of my siblings. In fact I constituted an art nuisance in the house.Continue reading

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THE ABSU LAW CLINIC; MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Today I have the honour of publishing the trailblazing efforts of the ABSU Law Clinic, of the Faculty of Law, Abia State University , Uturu in the practical study of law and  their giant strides in Social Work. The experience is shared by Noble Chinwendu, Deputy Head of the ABSU Law Clinic. Hope you are inspired after reading this.

Members of the ABSU Law Clinic on a Prison visitation Photo credits ABSU Law Clinic

Members of the ABSU Law Clinic on a Prison visitation Photo credits ABSU Law Clinic

 ABSU Law Clinic; Who we are!

The ABSU Law Clinic was established by the Network of Universities Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) in 2004, as an in-house clinic of the Faculty of Law, Abia State University, Uturu. It provides legal services to indigent members of the public.Continue reading

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THE LIFE OF A STATE COUNSEL

 

Ifeanyi Agwuncha Photo credits https://www.facebook.com/josemourinho.agwuncha

Ifeanyi Agwuncha, State Counsel Ministry of Justice Anambra State   Photo credits https://www.facebook.com/josemourinho.agwuncha

Legal opinion has been written and after a while, sometimes long, the AG gives its nod for prosecution to go on. The file would be assigned a state counsel for prosecution. This is where the journey, most times tortuous, begins.Continue reading

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“THE UNCARING NBA: THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) 56TH ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE (AGC) 2016, PORT HARCOURT.”

Today, Nelo takes the floor to give us her Conference report from the concluded NBA AGC 2016 held in Port Harcourt. So its Nelo on the Beat!

 

At the NBA AGC 2016 Photo credits facebook.com/nelo.o.akorah

At the NBA AGC 2016 Photo credits facebook.com/nelo.o.akorah

By Thursday, 18th of August 2016, I had already arrived Port Harcourt for the 56th AGC of the NBA scheduled for 19th to 26th of August 2016. The next day being Friday, I went along with a friend to the Judiciary Complex, for the collection of conference materials, but we were asked to return on Saturday (20th August, 2016) afternoon.Continue reading

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THE DIARY OF A CORPER LAWYER

 

Corper Lawyer Ebere Nwaigbo Chimebere

The Corper Lawyer Ebere Nwaigbo Chimebere

My boss had dropped a criminal case file on my desk and instructed me to proceed to the High Court and pick a short date just like that.

The matter had been slated for mention but the senior lawyer who was in charge of the matter had left the office and probably with the file.Continue reading

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“CONCENTRATE ON LEARNING THE LAW DON’T MIND THE PAY!” WHAT RUBBISH!

Today, I give the floor to my friend and writing buddy! Here he comes shooting from the hips! Enjoy and do drop a comment and subscribe to get notifications of new post via email. 

Emmanuel Okonkwo

            Emmanuel Okonkwo

So at the beginning of our careers as lawyers, we all heard the same shit! Sorry, a lawyer must watch his language. Anyways, in your days at the university after the miracle of passing Jamb in such a crazy and corrupt education structure as Nigeria, you began to live the life on the assumption that you have arrived. Towards your final years you realise you have to sit up because Law School is at stake. Anyways, God was with you and you scaled through.Continue reading

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ROAD TO LL.B 1: WAYS A LAW UNDERGRAD CAN MAKE GOOD USE OF “OLUDAYS”(HOLIDAYS)

The Holiday selfie! Photocredits www.facebook.com/onuoha.nelson2

The Holiday selfie! Photocredits www.facebook.com/onuoha.nelson2

So much has been said and written about the one year at the Nigerian Law School. However, the five years spent as a law undergraduate in the university are very critical years which go a long way to determine success at the Law School and beyond. This series looks to lend a helping to prospective lawyers at that stage.

Oludays(with apologies to my Learned Senior, Falz), whether regular calendar breaks or “strike breaks” are a very important time as a law undergraduate. Indeed, it’s the time to chill, travel, relax and maybe even relapse! Oludays, however, can be a time to rehearse for the future we cannot wait to get to.Below is a list of good ways a law student could spend his/her break:Continue reading

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